PhD student

Laboratory of Protein Metabolism in Development and Aging; Laboratory of Protein Structure;

Position in the project:  PhD student
Scientific discipline: genetics/biochemistry/structural biology/cryo-EM
Job type (employment contract/stipend): stipend
Position starts on:  March 1st, 2018
Maximum  period of contract/stipend agreement:  36 months

Institution :  Laboratory of Protein Metabolism in Development and Aging (Wojciech Pokrzywa); Laboratory of Protein Structure (Marcin Nowotny),  International Institute of  Molecular and Cell Biology (IIMCB) in Warsaw
Project leaders:  Dr. Wojciech Pokrzywa, Dr. Marcin Nowotny
Project title: Deciphering the molecular mechanism of action of the ubiquitin ligase complexes
Project description: The project combines genetics, biochemistry molecular and structural biology. It aims to determine the mechanism of action of ubiquitin ligases involved in protein homeostasis. It is a joint project of Dr. Marcin Nowotny (structural biology) and Dr. Wojciech Pokrzywa (genetics, biochemistry).

Key responsibilities include:
The production of protein using different expression systems, purification of  proteins,  biochemical studies and structure determination by crystallography and cryo-EM. Additionally, worm genetics will be used in the project.

Profile of candidates/requirements:
1. Solid knowledge and documented laboratory experience in at least one of the following disciplines: structural biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics
2. Very good command of English (oral and written)
3. Motivation and passion for experimental work

Required documents:
1. Motivation letter (in English).
2. CV  (in English)
3. Subjects studied and grades obtained (in English or in Polish)
4. Contact details of the scientific supervisor and if available other personal referees

Please submit the following documents to:
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Application deadline:  28.02.2018

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